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This year's hurricane season is on pace to be the most active of all time, so it's no wonder that the tropics remain very busy.

The National Hurricane Center now sees four named storms and seven active systems in the Atlantic storm basin.

Hurricane Sally made landfall around Gulf Shores, Alabama around on Wednesday around 6 a.

m. Sally strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane overnight. As of 6 a.m., Sally's winds are up to 105 mph, bringing hurricane-force winds onshore to the Florida panhandle and Alabama.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Emergency in areas from Tallahassee, Florida to Mobile Bay, Alabama. Several Tornado Warnings were also issued.

The strength of the storm isn't the main concern. Sally is only moving at 3 miles per hour. That slow movement means it is going to drop an incredible amount of rain for an extended period of time. Historic and life-threatening flooding is likely.

Couple that with any significant wind speed, and you have a recipe for major damage.

ABC News' Rob Marciano is in Pensacola, Fla. where they're getting hammered with rain. The National Hurricane Center warns Sally could bring "historic life-threatening flash flooding through Wednesday."

#HurricaneSally is hammering us in #Pensacola right now... center nearing official landfall in #GulfShores #Cat2 pic.twitter.com/pDEUcOjj2O

— Rob Marciano (@RobMarciano) September 16, 2020

3am Wed Update on #Sally Now strengthening to a CAT 2 and approaching landfall along the AL/ FL line. It will bring us rain Thursday & Friday #TropicalUpdate #alwx #flwx pic.twitter.com/JFbA3pB004

— ???????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????? (@BigweatherABC11) September 16, 2020

Life-threatening storm surge from Hurricane #Sally is expected from the Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line in the Florida Panhandle. Highest inundation expected along the Alabama coast, including Mobile Bay. https://t.co/IGqyxeC0LO pic.twitter.com/YAIwVflMBb

— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 15, 2020

Sally is expected to bring extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm surge. Storm surge warnings have been issued from Port Fourchon in Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Sally is the earliest "S" storm in recorded history.

Sally is just one of four named storms under observation right now. Paulette, Teddy, and Vicky are the others.

Hurricane Teddy is now a Category 2 hurricane. It is also projected to strengthen into a Category 3 storm Thursday and Category 4 by Friday. The good news is, Teddy is expected to stay out to sea.

Tropical Storm Vicky formed Monday west of the Cabo Verde Islands. It is not expected to cause a serious impact and will be short-lived.

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Out in the Atlantic, Hurricane Paulette is moving northeast. The eye of Paulette moved over Bermuda on Monday morning.

After hitting Bermuda, the storm is expected to turn north and stay away from the United States. Swells from Paulette are expected to impact parts of the Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the southeastern United States.

A tropical wave off Africa's west coast has a 50% chance of development over the next 5 days. Another wave in the Gulf has a 20% chance of development in the same time period. A non-tropical wave over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean has a 20% chance of forming.

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The last time that happened was 2005--which is the current record holder for the most active hurricane season ever.

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Top Dem Schumer ‘spoke like a FASCIST or Nazi’ by threatening Trump over Supreme Court pick, Mark Levin says

RADIO host Mark Levin accused Sen Chuck Schumer of speaking "like a fascist" when he made comments about Donald Trump filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat.

Schumer reportedly told congressional Democrats over the weekend that "nothing is off the table next year" if Republicans move to fill the court seat left open when Ginsburg passed away last week.

4Sen Chuck Schumer said 'nothing is off the table' if Republicans try to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the electionCredit: Splash News 4Mark Levin said Schumer's comments sound like those of a 'fascist' or a 'Brownshirt'Credit: Getty Images - Getty

Levin, who once worked in former President Ronald Reagan's administration, slammed the Senate Minority Leader's comments as unconstitutional.

"What the president is doing is traditional and constitutional," Levin said during Monday's edition of The Mark Levin Show.

"Chuck Schumer said that if Donald Trump - who is the president for four years - nominates someone to the Supreme Court while he's the sitting president, and the Republican Senate - while they have the majority - vote to confirm a justice to the Supreme Court - everything is on the table," Levin said.

"Does the Constitution give the Senate - let alone one senator - the power to put everything on the table?" he continued.

The host went on to say Schumer's comments "are the words of a fascist, of a Brownshirt, of a totalitarian."

4Trump has said he will nominate a replacement to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat by the end of the weekCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Congressional Democrats have demanded the Supreme Court seat not be filled until after the electionCredit: AP:Associated Press

He also said that Democrats want to create conditions that undermine the Constitution and give them permanent control of the United States government.

Schumer's comments come after several Democratic lawmakers said they would "pack the courts" if Joe Biden wins the 2020 election, meaning they would expand the number of seats on the nation's highest court.

It's unclear if Biden is in favor of packing the court. However, in a statement given after Justice Ginsburg's death, Biden did say that a successor should only be chosen by whoever wins the 2020 election.

"The voters should pick a president, and that president should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg," Biden said.

"This was the position that the Republican Senate took in 2016, when there were nearly nine months before the election," he said. "That is the position the United States Senate must take now, when the election is less than two months away."

"We are talking about the Constitution and the Supreme Court. That institution should not be subject to politics," he added.

Still, Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have said that they plan to move ahead with filling Justice Ginsburg's seat.

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